The winning architectural project by the Japanese firm Sanaa (2010 Pritzker Prize) and the French landscape designer Catherine Mosbach is designed like a succession of buildings. Spurred by the Louvre-Lens desire to completely integrate into the site, the building's architecture is open with glass and aluminium walls. The chain of low pavilions on just one level avoids the impact of a monumental building. The polished aluminium facades that reflect the natural environment surrounding the building blend the museum right into the enveloping scenery. The museum's park connects the museum to the city and provides a meeting place and pedestrian pathway.

A museum-park
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